South Africa’s sugar tax is working, reducing sugary drink purchases by 28% since 2018, offering a key means to address the country’s sky-high levels of diabetes and obesity.  But still:

The global toll of dementia is rising—and so is the cost, coming in at $1.3 trillion per year.   The WHO released its latest status report yesterday:

This summer, 22 graduate science writing students at Johns Hopkins immersed themselves in reporting on health disparities. They read deeply and met with STAT reporter Nicholas St.

Persistent cognitive issues and the troubling brain scans of recovering COVID-19 patients have led researchers to explore whether coronavirus infection ups the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. 

Breast and cervical cancer screening tests provided by a US program for women with low incomes plummeted by more than 80% in April 2020.   CDC researchers measuring COVID-19’s impact on screenings by the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program found: 

A disease of extreme poverty, rheumatic heart disease afflicts 40 million of the world’s most vulnerable people, the

In Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta—regions in dire need of stroke care—patients have a long way to go for specialist care as rural hospitals continue to shutter.   Millions in the region live more than 45 minutes from stroke-certified facilities, according to a …

“Unacceptable”: More than 430 million people globally live with serious, unaddressed, and often preventable hearing loss, according to the WHO’s first-ever

Good News: A new collaboration is seeking to upend the current gene therapies approach for sickle cell disease.

Cancer care worldwide has suffered profoundly amid the pandemic, the